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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Blood In Mouth

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...you cannot get the health care and treatment you need if you do not know your HIV status. Being unaware of your status also means that you could pass HIV to others without knowing it. For women who plan to become pregnant, testing is especially important. If a woman is infected with HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay...
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hiv - kissing and biting

Dear Dr. McGowan,I would like to ask you if I should be terrified as I am since one week ago I was at a club, I was half-drunk and kissed this guy. He was violently kissing me and bit me inside my mouth just under the lip, making me bleeding. I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...mouth before the "kiss"? Exposure to your blood is not the issue since you were bitten. I would just wait for the routine testing, no need for a P24 as long as you have no symptoms.Best,Joe Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...load," "PCR," or "RNA" test. In the public health community, it is also referred to as HIV NAAT (nucleic acid amplification testing). The viral load test usually is used by clinicians to determine whether antiretroviral medications are working to... Read more »

blood in my mouth?

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thanks to you for being such a helpful and honest resource. I hope you take a moment every now and again to realize how many people's lives you are benefiting by being here.After the end of a long-term relationship I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...period. So are you stressing out about nothing? Most likely yes you are, but if you want additional reassurance all is "well," testing is always an option.Good luck to you and your new hottie!Dr. Bob Read more »

DNA PCR TEST

Hi Dr. Bob, I'm a gay male who recently tested negative (after waiting 28 days)on a DNA PCR test. Afterwards, I read somewhere on this website that this test should not be used for regular HIV testing in adults. The person administering the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...routine screening for HIV (without a confirmatory test). You can read all about it in the archives, but as I mentioned above, HIV testing shouldn't' really be of much concern to you, because your risk is essentially nonexistent.Donations can be... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...that you were not exposed to any HIV-infected fluids. The only way to know for sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Frequently Asked Questions Area of this website: How long do I have to wait until I get tested? Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS When taking an antibody test, what does a Negative, Positive, and Indeterminate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...will reduce the risk of these complications. Pregnant women should consult a health care provider for appropriate examination, testing, and treatment, as necessary. How is gonorrhea diagnosed? Several laboratory tests are available to... Read more »
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Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...wiped off. No fever, but I got achy for a few days with a mild sore throat that lasted a day or two and I dropped 3-4 lbs. I tested neg six weeks later via oral rapid test.The counsellor told me don't worry about it & its not HIV. Now, 6... Read more »

answer guys

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...check if it was broken .it wasnt...then i washed my hands with water alone ..then i catch some water in my hands to wash my mouth out...can i get hiv if the water goes down my throat Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »

What Generation test is ORASURE

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know what generation the ORASURE oral test is? Read more »